Gonzo Imperial Porter - Flying Dog Brewery
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Reviews by AmitC:
4.5/5 rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
This beer was an awesome one. Leaves a lot of stouts well behind.
Appearance: Pours very dark brown with some thickness. Black inside the glass. A tan-brown colored head that is persistent and about two fingers thick. Excellent lacing. Totally opaque.
Aroma: Excellent roasty aromas that include burnt up, black malts, some coffee and toffee like flavor. Very good presence of hops in the aroma makes for a wonderful nose experience. Some dry fruits may be. Alcohol comes up in the nose as well mixed up with other aromas.
Taste: Bitter, burnt up and strong. These three words come to mind. Very good use of hops that are well interspersed with roasted malts. Strong alcohol that is very likable.
Mouth feel: Thick and full bodied. Some astringency that is a combination of carbonation, burnt malts, hops and alcohol. But it all gulps down the throat very very well.
Such beers make craft scene worth enjoying. Well done Flying Dog on this one. Very distinct and stout like though being marketed as imperial porter which is not a style.
Try it and you will love it.
Serving type: bottle
12-09-2012 23:53:48 | More by AmitC
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4.34/5 rDev +7.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a bottle into a Gulden Draak snifter.
A: Jet black. Pours a creamy tan brown head that lasts the entire glass. Lacing throughout as well.
S: Not giving off any extreme scents. Picking up the malt with a little bit of the chocolate and sweet caramel. Reminiscent of an Oyster Stout. Also picking up some fresh citrusy hops.
T: Very hop forward with a wave of initial bitterness. Mellows out to a perfect balance of maltiness and chocolate. At the end you're left with a smokey malty finish that makes you want more.
M: About as thick as a Porter can get without encroaching into Stout territory. I usually don't like the thinness of Porters but this one has enough flavor to back it up.
O: Very surprised with this beer, perfectly balanced. Will purchase many, many more times.
Serving type: bottle
03-02-2014 23:58:32 | More by alexk307
Gonzo Imperial Porter from Flying Dog Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 2,287 ratings.